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January 24, 2018

Three Things

Money and Corruption

It’s the standard now, and reinforced by the two-party system, lots of fundraising and representatives are just telemarketers.

I’ll listen to anyone, and I think lobbyists have a valuable place, speaking for industries which employ hundreds of thousands of people. There are lobbyists for social justice, for nature, for things that matter to a lot of people, and I can’t ignore them, that would be wrong. But no money, gifts or promises should be involved. I’ll report all meetings openly and present their concerns to the people for comment.

In my work career, I’ve put my customers, my clients and my teams before myself. I’ll do the same in office.

Better Process and Communication
I’ll be communicating bill and budget facts and analysis to the people frequently and working in committees to produce quality legislation. My work requires me to consider unintended consequences and the sustainability of solutions, which I do by working with people to review proposals and plans, asking questions and questioning answers.

Respect
On the most difficult issues, I’ll maintain the same professionalism that’s been successful in decades at work. And my respect for others, including those who are not respectful, is deeply rooted in beliefs around the sanctity of all life, nature and this Nation’s attempt to unite many different peoples into a vibrant society which values both cooperation and individuality.

You May Ask

What about taxes, healthcare, poverty, abortion, women’s rights, LBQT, student loans?

I firmly believe that by approaching everything with respect and without self interest, the American People will do the right thing. Real freedom is doing what’s right with restraint.

We can solve problems much better with the right intentions, good process, and a respectful view of all life.

Please take a look at the longer presentation on the home page, too.